Daring Duffer Series - Spider One and Two

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Daring Duffer Series - Spider One and Two

Post by William Anderson » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:58 pm

Stefan sent a few more flies for posting and here are a couple of wonderful spiders. Again, I'll wait for Stefan to add his comments. These are really nice and sparse. I'm wishing my photography were up to speed to show off the quality of the hackles. Very nicely done.

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Re: Daring Duffer Series - Spider One and Two

Post by chase creek » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:02 pm

Just elegant in their simplicity.
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Re: Daring Duffer Series - Spider One and Two

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:13 pm

What CC said. One would be hard pressed to dress a sparser fly. Love them.
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Post by hankaye » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:50 pm

dd, Howdy;

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Re: Daring Duffer Series - Spider One and Two

Post by Boris » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:31 am

I don't know much about these types of flies but they are sparse and simple!

I'm guessing that's the aim, and that these are good examples of the art.
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Re: Daring Duffer Series - Spider One and Two

Post by Mataura mayfly » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:58 am

The perfect study of minimalist simplicity! :D
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Re: Daring Duffer Series - Spider One and Two

Post by Old Hat » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:28 am

Good examples of a Stewart styled spider pattern.

Fishing these on a short line upstream, just on or in the surface would make them really sing. I predominently use this type of pattern in one scenario. Small stream pocket water. This style has worked well for me in places where the water is somewhat fast and working its way through boulders and hidden pockets. These are the places where you are not going get but a 2 second drift. Any water where the current imparts a lot of movement and drag on other flies and the fish don't get much time make a decision. This would go for areas just below instream boulders on larger rives as well.
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Re: Daring Duffer Series - Spider One and Two

Post by tie2fish » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:50 am

Lovely delicate flies.
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Re: Daring Duffer Series - Spider One and Two

Post by JohnP » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:23 am

Excellent ties. My best fly last year was a black Stewart spider; I also had good luck with an all-orange one. :)
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Re: Daring Duffer Series - Spider One and Two

Post by daringduffer » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:05 pm

All credit should go to the designer. I just tied them. It was the evening when I needed to try my pet Iron Dun cape. Up-stream on a short line is what they are intended for. The other night I treated 15' of braided dacron line with a bath in Watershed. I will try it on a 13' trotting rod in a semi-Webster way, using a reel on the rod. I know a part of the stream I mentioned in the CDC emerger (IOBO) post with a lot of boulders and a lot of non-grayling trout. They will teach me how to do it. They are small and wild.

Your comments are appreciated. I just love this kind of flies and the link to the past.

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